Civil Rights

Muslim Community Organizations File Amicus Brief Opposing ‘Muslim Ban 2.0’ in Supreme Court

Today, a group of organizations serving the Muslim community filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Trump v. IRAP which argues that the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban is discriminatory, has stoked fears in the Muslim community and contributes to a climate of distrust towards American Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations – California (CAIR-CA) is joined in the brief by the Muslim Justice League and the Muslim Public Affai…

CAIR-LA: Muslim Woman Wins Settlement After Her Hijab Was Forcibly Removed by Long Beach Police

Police agree to $85,000 in damages and have amended department policy to allow religious head coverings in custody. (ANAHEIM, CA, 8/10/2017) — The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by CAIR-LA on behalf of a Muslim woman who had her religious head scarf (hijab) forcibly removed by a male officer of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

UPDATED Advisory: Know Your Rights if Approached by the FBI

Community members are urged to ensure their civil rights are protected by seeking the advice of an attorney before speaking with FBI agents. August 9, 2017 — CAIR-LA has received reports of community members being asked to meet with FBI agents and submit to questioning. CAIR-LA advises that community members should seek the advice of an attorney or request that an attorney be present before agreeing to any questioning. If you are approached by the FBI for question…

Information on Muslim Ban

On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court partially changed the lower courts’ decisions on the Muslim Ban 2.0 cases. Here is CAIR-LA's community advisory on the Supreme Court's Decision. Below is a list of resources for the community on the Mulsim Ban provided by CAIR-LA  

Lawyers Heading Back to LAX to Aid Travelers Caught in Reinstated Ban

Dear Community Members, In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban, attorneys from Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), Public Counsel, the ACLU, Immigrant Defenders, One Justice, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (…

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